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Metairie Club Gardens After Hurricane Katrina

This area of Metairie survived the hurricane winds considerably well. It was a break in the 17th Street Canal levee that drains to Lake Pontchartrain that flooded the area after the hurricane. Water at heights of eight feet sat in this area and in the houses for two weeks.
For years the experts have been warning about "the big one" that was coming and the need for better levee protection. Congress vetoed bill after bill for aid for the levees in Jefferson Parish and New Orleans.
When I was in newspaper work I wrote many articles about "the big one" and when I was an editor my staff writers wrote millions of words about it. But, the public officials ignored the warnings. This is the price we are now paying.

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Richmond Home - Battered but Still Beautiful
Richmond Home - Battered but Still Beautiful
Metairie-
Metairie-
And The Flag is Still There
And The Flag is Still There
Metairie
Metairie
Note waterline and mark above door
Note waterline and mark above door
Gardens-Killed-by water
Gardens-Killed-by water
Metairie Golf Club after the floodwaters that followed Katrina
Metairie Golf Club after the floodwaters that followed Katrina
Metairie-Country Club
Metairie-Country Club
Northline Drive
Northline Drive
Metairie
Metairie
Metairie-Old Metairie near Northline
Metairie-Old Metairie near Northline
Gardens-Killed By Standing Water
Gardens-Killed By Standing Water
Metairie
Metairie
Out for the pickup
Out for the pickup
Metairie Country Club at end of oak allee'
Metairie Country Club at end of oak allee'
Notice water line on oak tree
Notice water line on oak tree
October-8-Farham-Place
October-8-Farham-Place
Six weeks after Katrina
Six weeks after Katrina
October 14
October 14
Only the Oaks Are Green-October 14
Only the Oaks Are Green-October 14
Prime Real Estate
Prime Real Estate
A Well Decorated FEMA Trailer
A Well Decorated FEMA Trailer
Pelham Drive--Eight Months After Katrina
Pelham Drive--Eight Months After Katrina
Eight Months After the Flooding
Eight Months After the Flooding
Northline-Eleven Months Later
Northline-Eleven Months Later
Richmond Home - Two Years Later - 2007
Richmond Home - Two Years Later - 2007